Protected Areas

Where we work

WCPA has 13 terrestrial regions, which correspond to the IUCN Regions.

Each is encouraged to develop its own regional programme and a number have developed Regional Action Plans for Protected Areas.

However, the possibility of direct Secretariat support to the WCPA regions is limited. In order to increase this support it is proposed to strengthen partnerships between WCPA regions and IUCN Regional and Country Offices.

Region Vice Chair Countries covered
East Asia Yoshitaka Kumagai China, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Macau, Mongolia
South Asia Vinod Mathur Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
South East Asia Agus Budi Utomo   Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam
East and Southern Africa John Waithaka   Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia,Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Réunion, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
North Africa, West Asia, Middle East Imèn Meliane Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrein, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Morocco,Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
West and Central Africa Charlotte Karibuhoye Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Còte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Caribbean and Central America Allan Valverde Blanco Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Special Municipalities (Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, and Saba), El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin-Saint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands 
North America Mike Wong Canada, Mexico, United States of America
South America Cláudio Maretti Argentinia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Europe Andrej Sovinc Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro. Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden,Switzerland, Turkey,  Ukraine, United Kingdom.
North Eurasia Sergey Shirokiy

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Oceania Penelope Figgis Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gaum, Kiriabati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Islands
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